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Review by pintodeluxe posted 06-25-2011 05:30 PM 5387 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was beginning to think I would never have much luck resawing on the bandsaw. I had been using Delta blades that were pretty well worn. I wanted a blade that would slice 3/16” veneers that I could plane down to a consistent 1/8” thick for laminating leg stock.
This blade fits the bill. Give the man at your local woodworking store a $20 bill in exchange for the ability to resaw with ease. This is a 3 tpi X 1/2”wide hook blade with a raker set. As such it is very aggressive and cuts quickly. Yet the freshly cut surface only varies by 1/32” or less, and yields uniform thickness stock. The gauge of this blade is .025 and feels notably thicker than my Delta blades. This 93-1/2 ” blade fits Jet, Delta, Craftsman, Grizzly Bandsaws.
It will surely dull quicker than a carbide tipped blade, but this will get me started with resawing.
This is a nice blade at a good price point.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush




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#1 posted 06-25-2011 05:43 PM

I was going to go with Highland Woodworking Wood Slicer Blade, but at $35.00 a little over the wallet.
This seems to be a good price.

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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#2 posted 06-25-2011 05:45 PM

I have been using these for years they are great and you cant beat the price

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#3 posted 06-25-2011 05:48 PM

Hey Michael – I see you are in Portland. They carry these at Western Tool Supply on airport way.
Cheers

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 06-25-2011 06:21 PM

I have used their 3/16 blade and 1/2 blade. The 1/2 blade works great. But their smaller blades seems weaker.

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#5 posted 06-25-2011 06:32 PM

Thanks for the review. I’ve considered buying one of these for my bandsaw, but with limited first-hand accounts of its quality and performance, I have hesitated. After reading this, I think I’ll give them a try.

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 01:34 PM

I use these also and have been happy, though I don’t think I’ve ever cut a piece I could clean up by only removing 1/32”. That could be due to the saw however, as the saw performance is far worse with any other blades I’ve tried.

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#7 posted 06-26-2011 02:35 PM

I resaw a lot of mesquite and have been using a Lenox bi metal 4 TPI 1/2” 72” blade. $24.00 + shipping. My supplier doesn’t stock a 3 TPI in bi metal. Would rather have a 3 TPI.
After your review, I think I’ll try the All Pro.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 10:09 PM

I haven’t been happy with Olson BS blades. I’m using Diamond blades now and, for me, they work much much better. I order them from buyfromawoodworker.com.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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